Anderson, Paice, Etc. to Join Lutvak at the Duplex, 4/22
Songwriter Steven Lutvak, joined by three guest stars, will return to The Duplex (61 Christopher St., at Sheridan Square) on Sunday, April 22nd at 8 PM for a special one-night-only concert.
Lutvak will be joined by two-time Drama Desk nominee Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), Jill Paice, who is currently co-starring on Broadway in Curtains, and Broadway veteran Robert Petkoff, who is currently appearing in the national tour of Spamalot. "In this rare cabaret appearance Steven Lutvak will showcase many old and new favorites from his canon of great songs along with his very special guests," state press materials
Lutvak had a remarkable year in 2006. In one week in April, heand his principal collaborator, Robert Freedman, won the prestigious Ed Kleban Award, the premiere prize for lyric writing in musical theater. Their musical, Kind Hearts and Coronets, was presented as part of the Breaking Ground Series at The Huntington Theater in Boston. Mad Hot Ballroom, the acclaimed film for which he wrote the title song, became the 9th most successful documentary of all time. In July, his song, "Shoulder to Shoulder," written with Freedman, which was commissioned for The Gay Games in Chicago, was sung by Billy Porter and a 250 voice choir. In July, Lutvak and Freedman won the second annual Fred Ebb Award for songwriting for the theater.
There will be a $25 music charge and a 2-drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling (212) 868 4444 (www.Smartix.com).
Photo of Steven Lutvak by Ben Strothmann